Recognizing the employers in Nova Scotia that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work
Now entering its eighth year, Nova Scotia's Top Employers is an annual competition organized by the editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers. This special designation recognizes the employers in Nova Scotia that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work. The winners of our 2013 competition were announced on February 6, 2013 in a special feature published by The Chronicle-Herald.
Employers are evaluated by the editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers using the same eight criteria as the national competition: (1) Physical Workplace; (2) Work Atmosphere & Social; (3) Health, Financial & Family Benefits; (4) Vacation & Time Off; (5) Employee Communications; (6) Performance Management; (7) Training & Skills Development; and (8) Community Involvement. Employers are compared to other organizations in their field to determine which offers the most progressive and forward-thinking programs.
Our editorial partner on the Nova Scotia's Top Employers competition is The Chronicle-Herald, the largest newspaper in Eastern Canada. Each fall, The Herald announces the winners of the Nova Scotia's Top Employers competition in special newspaper supplement, which includes our reasons for selecting each employer.
The Human Resources Association of Nova Scotia is our research partner on the Nova Scotia's Top Employers project. HRANS works with us to help expand knowledge of best practices in recruitment and retention, both within the human resources profession and among the broader public.
Any employer with its head office or principal place of business in Nova Scotia may apply for this competition. Employers of any size may apply, whether private or public sector.
Our 2014 winners will be announced in a special supplement to be published by the Halifax Herald in fall of 2013. Full editorial calendar »
How to Apply
Employers apply for this competition through the Canada's Top 100 Employers application process. Employers complete a single application package for both competitions. Request an application.
To learn more about the competition, we invite you to join us at the Top Employer Summit, our annual conference on the Canada's Top 100 Employers project. This event lets you discover the latest best-practices from winners, meet competition organizers and writers, and hear inspiring stories from world-class speakers — all presented in a commercial-free format. The conference is Canada's largest annual event for senior-level HR professionals.
For more information on the Nova Scotia's Top Employers competition, please contact us.
Read the special newspaper feature (PDF 2Mb) published by The Chronicle-Herald on February 6, 2013 announcing this year's winners.
Click below to read why each employer was selected! (in alphabetical order)